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If You Gotta Go, Go Now (Or Else You Got to Stay All Night)

Listen to me, baby
There’s something you must see
I want to be with you, gal
If you want to be with me

But if you got to go
It’s all right
But if you got to go, go now
Or else you gotta stay all night

It ain’t that I’m questionin’ you
To take part in any quiz
It’s just that I ain’t got no watch
An’ you keep askin’ me what time it is

But if you got to go
It’s all right
But if you got to go, go now
Or else you gotta stay all night

I am just a poor boy, baby
Lookin’ to connect
But I certainly don’t want you thinkin’
That I ain’t got any respect

But if you got to go
It’s all right
But if you got to go, go now
Or else you gotta stay all night

You know I’d have nightmares
And a guilty conscience, too
If I kept you from anything
That you really wanted to do

But if you got to go
It’s all right
But if you got to go, go now
Or else you gotta stay all night

It ain’t that I’m wantin’
Anything you never gave before
It’s just that I’ll be sleepin’ soon
It’ll be too dark for you to find the door

But if you got to go
It’s all right
But if you got to go, go now
Or else you gotta stay all night

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Notes

Bringing It All Back Home outtake, released as a single in 1967

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